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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead 8, Chippenham 27

Maidenhead produced a spirited and committed performance against South West 1 East leaders Chippenham, but could not prevent the visitors from running in five tries.

Maids produced a bright opening period where they more than matched chippenham in the set pieces while attempting to be creative in the backline.

Flay-half Steven Moir gave them a 3-0 lead


11:45 Fri 27 Feb 2015
Allan Greene Having lost what Allan Greene had previously called the 'biggest match of the season' at Buckingham on Saturday, there can now be no doubt that Maidenhead RFC are in a relegation dogfight. Head coach Greene,
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18:31 Sat 21 Feb 2015
rugby Buckingham 17, Maidenhead 7 Maidenhead RFC were unable to extricate themselves from the fight to avoid the drop from South West 1 East when they lost to relegation rivals Buckingham. Maids beat their hosts 43-17
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16:40 Thu 19 Feb 2015
Danny Green It's been a frustrating week for Maidenhead United fans after they watched their side follow-up a win over Chelmsford City with a heavy defeat at home to Basingstoke Town. With the Magpies 17th in the
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13:00 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Allan Greene Having lost what Allan Greene had previously called the 'biggest match of the season' at Buckingham on Saturday, there can now be no doubt that Maidenhead RFC are in a relegation dogfight. Head coach Greene,
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09:00 Fri 20 Feb 2015
Simon Cripps Maidenhead RFC are not selecting from a position of strength for their biggest match of the season according to head coach Allan Greene. Maids are away to Buckingham tomorrow (Saturday) in a match which will
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16:45 Tue 10 Feb 2015
Graham Malcolm Flackwell Heath are the main focus of this week's SportsTALK after Graham Malcolm's side crashed out of the FA Vase after a narrow defeat to Shaw Lane Aquaforce. Dan spoke to a clearly disappointed Malcolm,
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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15:04 Mon 23 Feb 2015
London Irish Back row forward Conor Gilsenan has signed a two year contract extension at London Irish. Gilsenan, 22, joined Irish at the start of this season from Leinster and has become a valuable member of the
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08:00 Thu 19 Feb 2015
Richard Kinsey Ten days after the event, Marlow RFC head coach Richard Kinsey could laugh about the 'disgraceful conditions' his team endured during the 16-12 defeat at Wallingford RFC. To make matters worse, Marlow conceded the try
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10:45 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police Rugby Thames Valley Police Rugby will play their first cup fixture against Sussex Police at Maidenhead RFC's Braywick Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) (5.30pm kick-off). The force's rugby section has been in the doldrums in recent years
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com